Monday, June 28, 2010

Daily Kor for June 28, 2010: Gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooone!

My schedule hasn't lent itself to doing a daily news roundup (a situation which may continue until mid-August), but since I'm sitting in a Mickey D's for two hours waiting for someone (the plight of those in Southern California without personal transport), I thought I'd give it a go. 

The big story, of course, is Korea's loss to Uruguay in the World Cup, which even if you hadn't watched the game, you no doubt would have discerned from the wailing and gnashing of teeth. And speaking of depictions of hell, 3.5 million Uruguayans will soon discover the torment of 11,878 Netizens hating their asses with a white-hot passion, a situation that will only worsen when the chinboista fifth columnists discover that the Uruguayans are South Americans
  1. Uruguay defeats Korea Republica, 2-1, ending South Korean dreams of moving beyond Group of 16 knockout round in World Cup (MIAP, NYT, AP via LAT, Guardian, Bloomberg, Yonhap)
    • Eleven spectators of match killed after terrace collapses in Senegal (AP via WaPo)
    • ROK coach describes players as "true Koreans" (BBC)
    • President Lee praises team despite loss (Yonhap)
    • North Korean coach wants players to "toughen up" to compete against world-class teams in future World Cups (BBC)
  2. Amid tensions, Seoul and Washington announce postponement of transfer of wartime control to 2015 (Blooomberg, Yonhap, Korea Times, Korea Herald, Joongang Daily)
  3. North Korea announces rare meeting that may solidify Kim Jong-un's rise to power (MIAPWaPo, BBC, Joongang Daily)
  4. Meeting in Canada, G-8 chiefs condemn North Korea over Chonan sinking (AP via NYT, UPI)
    • Meeting on sidelines, Obama and Lee issue condemnation (AP via WaPo, BBC)
    • Pyongyang rejects talks with UN Command over Chonan sinking (AP via WaPo, Reuters)
    • AFP reports Pyongyang is open to talks but wants US to cease involvement in Chonan case (AFP)
    • CIA chief doesn't think skirmishes with North Korea will lead to wider war (AP via WaPo)
  5. US President Obama to restart FTA talks with South Korea (MIAP, AP via WaPo, Bloomberg, WSJ)
  6. President Lee and Japanese PM Kan agree to "future-oriented ties" to involve cooperation on FTA, North Korea, and economic development (Yonhap, Korea Herald)
  7. North Korean missile launch anticipated as Pyongyang issues no-sail warning (Reuters)
  8. Seoul places sixty-five firms under restructuring plan (Reuters)
  9. GM and GM-Daewoo recall 2000 vehicles in South Korea (Bloomberg, Yonhap, Joongang Daily)
  10. South Korea places first geostationary ocean-weather satellite, called Chŏllian, into orbit after launch from French Guiana (Yonhap, Korea Herald); after rocket blast, French immediately surrender
  11. Responding to complaints about the vuvuzela, an embarrassed FIFA board admits they'd meant to give World Cup hosting rights to South America (AFP)
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